Sunday 5 October 2008

The Week Ahead

With Congressional Elections now less than a month away, and the Bailout Bill passed - Senators and congressman will be in their districts campaigning. The Senate will continue with pro forma sessions. The House has adjourned pursuant to H.Con.Res. 440 http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?c110:3:./temp/~c110itLNF2::. The next meeting is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on January 3, 2009. Should events require it, either House could be called back early.

So Washminster's legislative focus shifts to Westminster. Both Houses return on Monday - with a number of MPs and Peers in new roles after this (extended) weekend's reshuffle. Business will be dominated by the fallout from the recent financial crisis - and completion of bills before the end of the session.

The Parliament website now has a page listing the coming week's business, which has yet to be updated, but should be running shortly, at http://services.parliament.uk/calendar/thisweek.html

Business for tomorrow and beyond in the Lords is listed at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld/ldordpap.htm#order

Commons business can be found at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200708/cmagenda/ob81006.htm (Monday) and http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmfbusi/801006a01.htm (Rest of the week)